Potato Candy

By on December 1, 2021

Potato candy is a simple dessert that mostly consists of sugar. Add enough sugar to get it thick enough to be able to roll up. 



  • 1 small potato
  • 6 to 8 cups powdered sugar
  • 2/3 cup peanut butter
  • Dash of vanilla



  • Peel and slice potato into thick pieces. Boil and cook potato until tender. Mash potato slices until all lumps are dissolved.
  • Add four cups of powdered sugar to mixture and mix until well-blended. 
  • Gradually add mo cups of powdered sugar until you get desired texture: a thick bread dough or cookie dough mixture.
  • Place wax paper on countertop and sprinkle more powdered sugar on top. Roll out potato mixture until it’s about ¼-inch thick, then sprinkle more powdered sugar on top.
  • Spread peanut butter on top of mixture. Roll mixture over on top of itself like a jelly roll until it forms a log with a swirl of peanut butter inside.
  • Place roll in wax paper in the refrigerator to chill. When ready to serve, slice into ¼-inch slices and plate.
  • While peanut butter is the tradition, you can add other ingredients such as Nutella, compote or crushed nuts- be creative- or be traditional.


Credit: Candace Nelson WV Culinary Team

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